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Henry Pearson papers, 1937-2001

Henry Pearson papers, 1937-2001

Pearson, Henry Charles, 1914-2006


Collection Information

Size: 1.6 linear feet

Summary: Biographical material, correspondence, writings, photographs, business records, artwork, and printed material documenting the career of painter, Henry Pearson.

Biographical/Historical Note

Henry Charles Pearson (1914-2006) was a painter and educator in New York, New York and Kingston, North Carolina. Pearson studied University of North Carolina and Yale.


Materials on reels 31 and 95 lent for microfilming in 1970 by Henry Pearson. Pearson donated the material on reel 145 in 1971, and additional material in 1989. Material on reel 3890 received 1984 from Syracuse University. Additional material received 2016 from Helene Shuter, Pearson's daughter.

Related Materials

Also in the Archives is material lent for microfilming on reels 31 and 95 and includes letters from Pearson to his family during his travels and military service and correspondence with artists and friends; photographs; clippings; a brief autobiography to 1930; sales reports from the Stephen Radich Gallery and Martha Jackson Gallery; exhibit and price lists; and clippings.

Additional Henry Pearson papers also located at: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Wilson Library Southern Historical Collection.

Location of Originals

  • Reels 31 & 95: Originals returned to lender, Henry Pearson, after microfilming.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reels 31, 95, 145 and 3890 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

How to Cite This Collection

Henry Pearson papers, 1937-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.